Our work in more than 70 countries helps transform lives and communities.
Individuals served Internationally
In fiscal year 2018, Habitat International improved the housing conditions of 8.68 million people in countries outside of the U.S and Canada.
Individuals served Locally
In Fiscal year 2019 Yakima Habitat improved the housing conditions of 11.7 international families in Nepal HFH and El Salvador.
Hear from some of our supporters:
In the same way bricks form the foundation of a home for a family, the gift of a Habitat house provides the foundation for community growth and development. A home is instrumental in breaking the shackles of poverty from one generation to the next. Sometimes, God looks down on the world, and he says ‘Why do my children treat each other like this?’ God looks down on the world today and sees you. God smiles because he sees you doing fantastic work.
– Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, patron of Habitat for Humanity South Africa
I think every human being has within himself or herself a desire to reach out to others and to share some of our blessings with those who are in need. But it’s one of the most difficult things to do. What’s opened up that avenue for me and my wife and hundreds and thousands of others is Habitat for Humanity. It makes it easy for us to reach out and work side by side with the homeowner who’s never had a decent house, perhaps. I haven’t been on a Habitat project that I wasn’t thrilled and inspired and wept.
-Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
Habitat partners with all people in our mission
Habitat grew from the fertile soil of Koinoia Farm, a community farm outside of Americus, Georgia, founded by farmer and biblical scholar Clarence Jordan. Koinonia was established to serve as a “demonstration plot for the Kingdom of God.” Our mission has always been based on the idea that we serve God by serving others.
Since our founding 1976, Habitat for Humanity International has helped more than 22 million people obtain a safer place to sleep at night, along with the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives.